Elias (knee) still has not been re-signed by the Devils, and GM Ray Shero said Tuesday that he has no internal deadline to sign the 40-year-old, The Record reports. Elias had knee surgery in May, and his 4-to-6-month recovery timeline means he could be out into November; either way, it looks like he won't be present for the start of New Jersey's training camp. That means the former star is almost certain to miss the start of the regular season even if he does ultimately sign with the Devils; it seems highly unlikely that he'd bolt for another franchise after spending his whole career in Jersey, which means there's a good chance Elias ends up retiring.
Elias had surgery on his right knee on Wednesday, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Elias appeared in just sixteen games during the regular season due to sustaining a long-term knee injury last September. The timetable for his recovery is unknown, but the push for a speedy recovery will depend on whether he decides to retire or not. The 40-year-old forward tallied an impressive 1,022 points in 1,237 career games.
Elias (knee) will be back in the lineup Tuesday night against the Sabres, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. Elias has been out since Dec. 20, having undergone arthroscopic knee surgery earlier this year. Three games remain on the schedule for the Devils, and those contests should be quite sentimental for the veteran as he's spent his entire career in New Jersey and may be on the brink of retirement. Turning 40 years old on April 13, Elias has amassed 1,022 points in 1,237 career contests.
Elias (knee) has a chance to return to action either Tuesday against the Sabres or Thursday against the Lightning, Tom Gulitti of the Record reports. For his part, Elias feels ready to play at this stage, and during Monday's practice he worked as the left wing on a line with Jacob Josefson and Mike Sislo.
Devils coach John Hynes said Elias (knee) has a good chance to return at some point next week, Tom Gulitti of The Record reports. After undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery Jan. 12, Elias reportedly has progressed quicker than expected, thus increasing the likelihood that he'll be able to return to action for one (or more) of the final three games. Elias will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but there's been wide speculation that he may hang up his skates and retire. A 19-year veteran, Elias will turn 40 years old on April 13.
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